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Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   26 species

Pelecopsis alpica  Thaler, 1991

Description
Male

Prosoma with cephalic lobe and glandular porus. Chelicerae with fine stridulatory ridges in posterior half. Opisthosoma with large dorsal scutum. Palp: patella twice as long than distally wide. Tibia isodiametrical, depressed on outside, its dorsal edge forming 3 tooth-like apophyses. Cymbium spoon-shaped.

Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length male: 1.4 mm
Female

Prosoma brown-blackish with blackish design (radial lines, shield mark). Legs yellow-brownish. Opisthosoma blackish. Epigyne: median plate bilobed, anteriorly deeply incised and covering openings. Lateral wings short, with protruding, strongly sclerotized inner margin. Copulatory ducts arched, short, going aborad/laterad. Receptacula kidney-shaped.

Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.7 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Switzerland, Austria, Italy
Figures
References

Gloor D (2009) Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae). In: Sommer der alpinen Artenvielfalt. Mitt Nat Ges Glarus 18: 254-265 pdf

Hänggi A, Stäubli A (2012) Nachträge zum „Katalog der schweizerischen Spinnen“: 4. Neunachweise von 2002 bis 2011. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 44: 59-76

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

Thaler K (1991a) Über wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen-VIII (Arachnida: Aranei, Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 98: 165-184 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2